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Donating food.

In California:

  • 6 million tons of food is wasted each year
  • 5 million people are hungry
  • Within Riverside county, 134,000 children are hungry

How Can You Help?

There are two ways you can reduce food waste are to donate food and change your habits.

Donate Food

Feeding hungry people with donations of extra food is an integral part of resource conservation. Organizations served by food rescue and food bank programs include community centers, soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, senior programs, and childcare centers.

Find a Pantry Near You

To find a Food Pantry near you, the hours of operation and any restrictions or requirements, please visit our interactive Moreno Valley Food Pantry Map or dial 951.413.3109 for help. Service hours are subject to change. Please contact the food pantry to verify days and times.

Interactive Moreno Valley Food Pantry Map


Who Can Donate?

  • Restaurants and Grocery Stores
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • *Individuals (Please note that not all pantries accept individual donations; please contact preferred organization(s) to confirm.
  • All organizations are open to all businesses

Am I Allowed to Donate?

According to the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, a person, gleaner or nonprofit organization shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability arising from the nature, age, packaging or condition of apparently wholesome food or an apparently fit grocery product that the person or gleaner donates in good faith to a nonprofit organization for ultimate distribution to needy individuals. The Act also states that liability exemption does not apply to an injury to or death of an ultimate user or recipient of the food or grocery product that results from an act or omission of the person, gleaner or nonprofit organization, as applicable, constituting gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

More Information About Food Donation

Reduce Food Waste – Change Your Habits

Californians throw away nearly 6 million tons of food scraps or food waste each year. This represents about 18 percent of all the material that goes to landfills.

Rather than throwing away excess food, use the links below to find ways to manage it more thoughtfully.


Food reduction hierarchy